21 September 2012 7:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The doctor for Good Morning America host Robin Roberts said Friday that her star patient was "energized" after a five-minute bone marrow transplant on Thursday and was now being monitored for signs of recovery. Dr. Gail Roboz, speaking on Gma, said Roberts, in characteristic fighting fashion, had already sent her an email message saying she "wanted to go home!" But, the oncologist, who called Roberts, 51, "a powerhouse," noted that the next 7-10 days were crucial for the injected stem cells, donated by Roberts's sister Sally-Ann, to grow properly, ridding her of the rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome. "It's not instant, »


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